The effects of oral health disparities aren’t experienced just in the mouth. They impact the person, the family, and the community and result from broad social and economic inequities.

Involving the people who are most impacted by oral health inequities – communities of color, people with low incomes, those with limited English proficiency – is critical to achieving sustainable change, but it can be challenging.

The Campaign for Dental Health is pleased to present a partial recap of its 2016 annual meeting on this theme. Join us on November 17 at 11:00am to examine why oral health disparities are a social justice issue and how to identify community stakeholders and engage them in building oral health equity coalitions.

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Presentations include Grounding Oral Health Advocacy in a Health Equity Frame, by Sinsi Hernández-Cancio of Families USA, and Building a Multicultural Movement for Oral Health Equity, by Stella Kim of the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network.

sinsi-hernandez-cancioSinsi Hernández-Cancio
Sinsi Hernández-Cancio is the Director of Health Equity at Families USA, where she leads the organization’s efforts to advance health equity and reduce healthcare disparities across all of its issue areas. She is continuing the organization’s work to help build a thriving and vocal health equity movement that will protect the gains of the Affordable Care Act while ensuring maximum equity in its implementation.

Born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, Ms Hernández-Cancio earned an AB from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and a JD from New York University School of Law, where she was a Hays Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Fellow

stella-kimStella Kim, MPP
Stella Kim is the Senior Manager of Community Advocacy at the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network (CPEHN), a state-wide policy organization advocating for health equity.

Stella is a graduate of UC Berkeley and holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.